Re: Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science?was, RE: old school

Subject: Re: Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science?was, RE: old school
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 23:49:35 -0700

Yes, but it's really only important for people with limited
or no experience considering what education path to
take. If I'm hiring a writer, two or three years of solid
experience in our industry and a set of good references
will easily make up for any lack of formal education in
our tech. A few more years (say five or more) may even
make up for the lack of a four-year degree. In our
industry it is not unusual to encounter technical writers
who started out as service technicians or mechanics.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: <jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com>
> I think this has more to do with what C. P. Snow called "The Two Cultures"
> than with specific technical knowledge (much of which has a half-life). Being
> educated in science, engineering or technology helps you become acculturated
> to science, engineering and technology, and it's a different culture than one
> acquires when being educated in the humanities.

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References:
Re: RE: old school: From: quills
Re: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
RE: RE: old school: From: Al Geist
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Re: old school: From: Chris Morton
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Re: Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science? was, RE: old school: From: jlshaeffer

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